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Running economy (RE) is an important determinant of distance running performance that expresses running efficiency as the oxygen uptake necessary to sustain a fixed submaximal running speed.1 Many interventions have been proposed to improve RE (ie, reduce oxygen uptake), with strength training (ST) being one of the most frequently investigated training strategies.1 2 The literature indicates that 6 to 14 weeks of ST intervention is likely to improve RE, especially when it emphasises the …
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